Students spend time at Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology.

Business Students go to Jinan

This year seven lucky students from the Faculty of Business, Design And IT spent two weeks in China as part of the AsiaBound mobility program which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

The accounting and banking and finance students attended classes at the Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology (SICT), as part of the study tour. These classes were all delivered in English and gave the students an insight into what studying in China is like.

SICT together with local students generously took the Holmesglen students on a range of extracurricular activities including Chinese calligraphy, Kung Fu classes and sightseeing trips around Jinan. They went out of their way to make the Holmesglen group feel welcome offering helpful hints and background information on areas of Chinese life, history and culture.

Students were treated to a weekend in Beijing, where they were able to visit the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

All the students who attended the study tour raved about their experiences and recommended other Holmesglen students to take the opportunity to attend next year.

"From a professional perspective, this trip will be viewed positively by my employer as the majority of people I work with are from a Chinese background", Julie Do from the Certificate IV in Accounting said.

This program has been a great success due to the hard work and dedication of all the staff and students involved. The program will continue next year, with Holmesglen being awarded another 48 scholarships for 2016 for students from the Faculties of Education, Service Skills & Environment; Business, Design & IT and Health Sciences (Nursing and Laboratory Techniques).

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